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Tag Archives: air quality
Becoming warmer this weekend
After a chilly end to April with snow and frosts, May has got off to a warmer start, and temperatures are forecast to climb further through the weekend with further sunshine. The rise in temperatures is a result of a … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged air quality, hot, Met Office, Pollen, Pollution, spring, sunny, sunshine, temperature, thunder, UK, UV, warm, weather, weather forecasting Comments Off on Becoming warmer this weekend
During Wednesday night the mild southerly airflow affecting the UK spread a thin ribbon of dust, originally lifted from the Sahara, northwards across parts of England and Wales. The dust has been detected just above the surface over many parts … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, air quality, blood rain, defra, Public Health England, Public Health Wales, saharan dust 4 Comments
Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?
There has been some media coverage about air pollution issues in the UK today, so what’s really going on? It is true to say that since Tuesday this week the UK has seen elevated levels of air pollution. This is … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged air quality, continent, England, Fog, Health, Pollution, smog, UK Comments Off on Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?
Air Quality Forecast
Localised areas of Greater London are currently recording Moderate to High levels of air pollution. More widely across Eastern parts of the UK, Moderate levels of pollution are also being recorded. Due to the current weather conditions these levels are … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged air quality, defra, dry, England, forecast, London, Public Health England Comments Off on Air Quality Forecast
Storm in Sahara sends dust to UK
Red dust covering cars in the south this weekend was blown in from the Sahara Desert. A large amount of sand and dust was swept up by storm winds in the desert, around 2000 miles away in northwest Africa. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, air quality, desert winds, dust, Dust storm, red dust, sahara, saharan dust, saharan storm, smog 5 Comments
Science and technology developments for Olympic and Paralympic weather forecasts
Our science and technology developments for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will help to deliver increasing accuracy and detail in our weather forecasts during the Games and well into the future. As part of the services provided for London 2012, … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged air quality, ensemble forecasting, high resolution forecasts, london 2012, olympics, weather forecasting, weymouth and portland Comments Off on Science and technology developments for Olympic and Paralympic weather forecasts